investigating how to become a PlanetLightworker.com contributor!
The following general requirements constitute our policies at
this time. They are subject to revision as we continue to evolve
our format and content.
articles or artwork for consideration
for publication on PlanetLightworker.com, it is assumed
that all contributors have read and agree
to abide by the terms outlined herein.
for Cover art submissions can be found in the final section
You are invited to examine our latest edition at PlanetLightWorker.com
to familiarize yourself with what we are currently publishing.
We publish an eclectic mix of monthly "columns," extended
series, and feature articles. Our editorial goal is to provide
a forum for a wide range of authors and ideas in the areas of
spiritual matters, health, and personal growth and development.
Inflammatory, pornographic, racist, and sexist materials are
Beliefs, experiences, and demonstrable facts are acceptable
and encouraged as are assumptions if presented as assumptions.
For example, instead of stating, "Angels do not exist,"
the author could say, "My assumption (or belief) is that
angels do not exist."
As a general rule, articles should be in the 1,500 - 2,500 word
range. Shorter or longer articles and features will be considered
based on their merit and subject.
Articles, to the extent practicable based on subject, are to
offer the reader something that he or she can take away and
apply for personal use. We will not accept articles that are
solely promotions for the author's products or services.
We do not currently pay for material. We offer free subscriptions
to all our contributors. The reason for this is that every penny
generated from PLW subscriptions is used to support itself,
and production and promotion of our sister publication, Children
of the New Earth Magazine.
are encouraged to write a biography (with an optional photograph
in JPG or GIF format) to appear at the end of their article
in which their web site, e-mail address, business, and other
offerings are presented. Discretion is to be exercised in terms
of the length of the biography and for any claims that are made,
e.g., if your book is a "best selling book," please
cite the authority for making the claim, e.g., the New York
would be used for illustrative purposes must be in JPG or GIF
format and attached. We also offer, as an energy exchange,
a one year complimentary subscription to PLW.
Please follow the simple guidelines below
when contributing articles to PLW. This will not only make
the process of publishing them swifter, it will help your
points to be conveyed in just the way you intend.
Format your work in double-line spacing. To do this in MS
Word, click Format > Paragraph then select Double from
the Line Spacing drop-down list. If you are using word-processing
software that does not have this feature, don't worry,
we'll do it for you.
Select a font that is easy to read - such as Times
or Arial - and select black as the font colour.
When saving your work, please save it in Rich Text Format
(rtf). To do this go to File > Save As and select Rich
Text Format in the Format drop-down list.
We ask you, also, to consider our readership. By its very
nature, some of the subject matter on PLW may sometimes
have a medical or scientific element to it. Many PLW subscribers
have a background that allows them a firm grasp of technical
terminology. Many, however, do not. While we'd not
dream of asking you to 'dumb down', we do urge
you to bear the average reader in mind.
Also remember that
we have subscribers from all over the world. When referring
to place names, railway stations and television programmes,
for instance, know that there will be readers who have no
idea what you are talking about!
We are not a scientific or medical journal. We do not have
a panel of experts to test the scientific rigour behind
the claims you may or may not make in your articles. The
onus is on you to produce claims that are, to the best of
your knowledge, correct. To this end, citing research and
sources would be preferable.
Grammatical rules and spelling in English vary
slightly between US English and British English. Do not concern
yourself with those differences. 'Colour' is as
acceptable as 'color', and so on.
use double speech marks (") when opening and closing speech,
and a single quote mark (') when quoting fragments of speech.
Speech within speech should be opened and closed by single quotation
marks.When citing the title of a publication, please write the
title in italics, leaving the author's name in Roman. E.g.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling.
When adding your own comments to a quote, or adding a word or
words that do not appear in the original quote, place them within
square brackets for the benefit of clarity and accuracy. E.g.
"On a trip on the London Eye [an observation wheel in London,
UK] I met a man who was to change my life forever."
Remember to delineate
your paragraphs for ease of reading. Please check your article
thoroughly before submitting it to us for consideration. It is
often advisable to leave a gap of 24 hours between finishing your
article and revising it.
understand that some of our contributors may be new to writing
for publication, or have not been writing professionally for very
long. Failure to follow these guidelines will not, of course,
mean your article will be rejected. However, sticking to them
as much as possible will make everyone's life a great deal
To be considered as either an occasional or regular contributor,
please submit an article via e-mail, to the deputy editor, Vara
LorEl. Please use black text on a white
background in a standard font (for example, Times New Roman
or Arial) in 12 point type. (Please do not type your submission
into the body of the email.)
Article submissions are due by the 7th of the month preceding
publication - i.e., the deadline for articles for the June
issue is May 7th. Articles received after the 7th will be
considered for the following month's edition. Although deadlines
are a necessary part of any publication, we realize that
there are exceptions and will consider your reasons for
a late submission. We appreciate your respect in following
All submissions will be edited for syntax, grammar, spelling
and, where appropriate, length. Material requiring extensive
editing may be refused until the author makes the proper edits.
We do not have the resources to edit beyond the level of infrequent
and simple corrections. Please note that our editors are all
professionals whose only criterion is to present the information
on this website in as professional a manner as possible.
and Copyright Considerations
The copyright on your articles remains with you, unless agreement
to the contrary is reached. PLW will respect your copyright.
We ask you
to respect, similarly, the copyright of others when writing
your articles. When directly quoting from another source,
always credit that source. Do not copy and paste text from
another publication without obtaining permission to do so
first. (Re-writing that text in your own words, while maintaining
its spirit, is acceptable by law.) It should be noted that
copyright on the said article including its specific
layout, design and any artwork, is also held under the copyright
of PlanetLightworker magazine.
While we are
happy for authors to offer their work elsewhere after publication
on PlanetLightworker, as a matter of courtesy we would appreciate
it if their article appeared with a note to the effect that
was first published on PlanetLightworker.com and is reprinted
here with permission."
Please note that
once published, articles, pictures, illustrations and all contributed
material will become part of the archives of past issues and,
therefore are not removable. Other than article contribution,
any artwork, pictures and similar material that is donated in
the process of producing PlanetLightworker magazine becomes the
sole property of PlanetLightworker.
Generally speaking, hyperlinks embedded in the body of the text
of an article that branch outside of PlanetLightworker are not
permitted. They may be placed following the article or in the
author's biography section. We discourage linking of any kind
out of the body of the text of an article inasmuch as it is difficult
for many readers to find their way back to the original PlanetLightworker
article. Exceptions to this guideline must be discussed with the
editorial staff prior to placing links to external references
into the article.
Although we encourage the use of images in articles, excessive
use (more than 4) will not be accepted without prior editorial
approval. All images must be submitted as JPG or GIF format and
no larger than 400 pixels wide. Also, the draw feature of Microsoft
Word is not compatible with our software, thus articles created
using that feature will not be accepted. If a series is being
submitted and you have HTML knowledge, please contact our Webmaster.
make sure you've read through all of the
Contributing Author Guidelines (above) as they also apply
in regard to our Featured Cover Artists.
Please keep in mind that all cover art submissions need to be
conducive to supporting the presence of the PlanetLightworker.com
and that our monthly coverlines
need to be easily visible when placed atop your image. Art
that is heavily textured with patterns or oversaturated in rainbow
colors often will not support our coverlines
and PLW logo visibility. While we find many images submitted
for review to be visually stunning creations, unfortunately
some are disqualified due to the forementioned reason.
Images need to be at least 500 pixels wide by 750 pixels in
height. Resolution must be a minimum of 72 pixels per inch.
Images must be vertically oriented (or able to be cropped
to a portrait orientation), and from there we will rotate it
into position at the time of publication. If you have any confusion
in this area, please see the current
cover to get a clear perspective of what is desired
in the way of image orientation, or write
to Vara for further clarification.
the Cover Artist" Page
As a Featured Cover Artist you are given a full page biography.
Your name, email and website information is not only listed
in the Credits section on the contents page of PLW (in the bottom
left corner), but you are also given a full page for your photograph
and personal data. You are also given a 1-year complimentary
subscription to the magazine and exposure in over 40 countries
You may either send your completed image by email in a JPEG
Vara, or you may send the URL where your image can
be retrieved or gallery can be reviewed. The choice is yours.
Please allow a reasonable time for a response.
YOU VERY MUCH!
appreciate your interest
and look forward to hearing from you!